AUTUMN JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

A Tier 3 Junior Masters event, part of the Tennis NZ Junior Masters Points Race

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Entry fee $55

Tournament Dates

15 – 18 April 2022

Venue

Scarbro Tennis Centre, 69 Merton Road, St Johns

Events 

Singles only  10u/12u/14u/16u 

All players should enter their age group. Players must meet the age group criteria at 30th April 2022 YOU MAY ONLY ENTER ONE AGE GROUP

Schedule of play:

Friday 15th April   – All grades for 12U / 14U / 16U

Saturday 16th April – All grades for 12U / 14U / 16U

Sunday 17th April – 10U start & 12U / 14U / 16U continue

Monday 18th April –  All ages completion

Tournament Format

Tournament Format:

For this tournament we are trialing another way of running the way we group players with the goal of giving players a chance to go up from their grade by playing a qualifying section first. . We still want to maintain the groupings that will lead to even match ups in graded draws as far as possible.

For 10U there is no change to the way we do the draw – all players will be in the same draw.

For all other ages we will have an age group main draw of 16 players and the top ranked 12 players will be direct entries to this draw. The next 8 players will compete in a qualifying draw for the 4 qualifier places to make up the 16. The 4 players who don’t qualify will go into the first division 8 person draw along with the 4 players who qualify from the next 8 player qualifying draw and this pattern will repeat down the ranking list to encompass all the players in the age group. This will give all players a chance to jump ahead of their immediate ranking group on the qualifying day of the tournament. (See diagram below)

We aim to give all players a minimum of 3 matches 

Rankings are based on March 31st points file.

Match Format

10U Singles – Two short sets to 4 with short deuce & a tie breaker if one set all.

10U Doubles – same format as singles.

12U / 14U / 16U Singles – Two sets with tie-break at 6 all – Match tie-break if one set all

12U / 14U / 16U Doubles – Two Sets with tie-break at 6 all and short deuce. Match tie-break if one set all

Service Lets: For all ages – If the service hits the net and lands in then the receiver must play the ball.

Contact
Simon Crozier
simon@tennisauckland.co.nz